apothecaries' dram

[ə'pɔθɪkərɪz,dræm]

English-Russian Great Britain dictionary (Великобритания. Лингвострановедческий словарь). 2014.

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  • dram — /dram/, n., v., drammed, dramming. n. 1. Meas. a. a unit of apothecaries weight, equal to 60 grains, or 1/8 ounce (3.89 grams). b. 1/16 ounce, avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbr.: dr., dr 2. See fluid dram. 3. a small drink of… …   Universalium

  • dram — (dr)    1. a unit of weight in the traditional avoirdupois system (see pound1), equal to 1/16 ounce or 1/256 pound. One dram equals about 1.7718 gram. The word dram comes from a Latin weight unit, the dragma, and derives ultimately from the Greek …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Dram — (dr[a^]m), n. [OF. drame, F. drachme, L. drachma, drachm, drachma, fr. Gr. drachmh , prop., a handful, fr. dra ssesqai to grasp. Cf. {Drachm}, {Drachma}.] 1. A weight; in Apothecaries weight, one eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apothecaries' weight — n a system of weights used chiefly by pharmacists in compounding medical prescriptions that include the pound of 12 ounces, the dram of 60 grains, and the scruple * * * a system of weights used in compounding prescriptions, based on the grain (64 …   Medical dictionary

  • dram — [dram] n. [ME < OFr dragme < ML dragma < L drachma: see DRACHMA] 1. a) a unit of weight, equal to 1/ 16 ounce avoirdupois or 27.3437 grains (1.772 grams) b) a unit of weight, equal to 1/ 8 ounce apothecaries or 3 scruples (3.888 grams)… …   English World dictionary

  • Apothecaries-System —   [ə pɔθəkərɪz , englisch], in Großbritannien und den USA für Drogen und Arzneimittel verwendetes System von Gewichts und Masseneinheiten (Ounce, Drachm, Scruple) mit einer den Apothekergewichten entsprechenden Teilung der Einheiten, die durch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • apothecaries' weight — noun any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces • Syn: ↑apothecaries unit • Hypernyms: ↑weight unit, ↑weight • Hyponyms: ↑grain, ↑scruple, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dram (unit) — For the related unit of currency, see Drachma. The dram (archaic spelling drachm; apothecary symbol ℨ) was historically both a coin and a weight. Currently it is both a small mass in the Apothecaries system of weights and a small unit of volume.… …   Wikipedia

  • dram — A unit of weight : 1/8 oz.; 60 gr, apothecaries weight; 1/16 oz., avoirdupois weight. SYN: drachm. [see drachm] * * * dynamic random access memory * * * dram also drachm dram n 1) either of two units of weight …   Medical dictionary

  • apothecaries' weight — a system of weights used chiefly in compounding and dispensing drugs: 20 grains = 1 scruple; 3 scruples = 1 dram; 8 drams = 1 ounce; 12 ounces = 1 pound. The grain, ounce, and pound are the same as in troy weight, the grain alone being the same… …   Universalium

  • Dram (Einheit) — Ein Dram ist eine Einheit der Masse, ein so genanntes Handelsgewicht. Es wird hauptsächlich in England und Nordamerika gebraucht. Es gibt zwei unterschiedliche Einheiten mit dieser Bezeichnung Dram (avoirdupois): das eigentliche Dram… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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